Financial Accountant

Location
Kilkenny (City), Leinster (IE)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 May 2024
Closes
08 Jun 2024
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Overview of the role:

As the Financial Accountant, You will ensure the efficient running of the portfolio and the on-time delivery of accurate monthly financial reports. 

By working closely with the Finance Manager and Operations team the Financial Accountant will have a great opportunity to learn the Waste and Water business and assist with reporting and system improvements. 

 

    Duties of the Role include: 

  • Review balance sheet reconciliations (Workday), assist internal control and external audit
  • Understand, identify and escalate any financial risks found in tasks performed.  
  • Monthly management accounts, budgets, forecasts, long term plans. The review & approval of financial information to include the monthly Regional Report, Monthly Financial Review Packs, Workday and other ad-hoc reports 
  • Reporting performance internal and Group.
  • Proactively provide regular feedback to the Finance Manager and General Managers. Request assistance when required.  Collaborative approach.  
  • Demonstrate a control of your portfolio, a clear understanding of risks and performance issues. Develop actions as required. (task and completion dates)..
  • Strong in highlighting key information when sending emails and reports.
  • Management of Working Capital and assisting the team in the management of Credit Control and Treasury Function. 
  • Understand key drivers of contracts and forge strong relationships with Operations staff. 
  • Communication of key performance information to operations and setting targets and action plans when required.
  • Drive automation of all manual processes & reports.
  • To assist the General Managers with key financial information required to manage their departments 
  • Smooth transition of New Business Won into Operational P&L’s. Assist with New Business/Investco analysis when required.  
  • Ensure compliance of team to all Health and Safety policies
  • Taking responsibility for your duties and learning (including systems). 
  • Have a high personal standard when delivering work. 
  • Drive technology advancements within Finance and the rest of the business.
  • Marketing of Central Services Department to other departments within Veolia
  • Ad hoc projects 
  • Adherence with company code of conduct  

 

Required skills for this role: 

  • ACA,ACCA,CIMA,CP or equivalent. 
  • Strong IT and systems skills (with a focus on Financial Systems and controls – experience of process flow (re)design and implementation) 
  • Strong Excel and analytical experience
  • Positive, driven, proactive attitude. Likes helping and supporting individuals and teams. Work on your own initiative to a high standard. Think laterally and challenge ineffective processes and structure.
  • Effective time management skills 
  • Proven experience that demonstrates strong commercial acumen and appreciation of the needs of a dynamic multi- national organisation
  • Meet deadlines (flexibility at month end etc). Provide hands-on support when needed to meet targets. 
  • Multi task with the ability to deliver on goals set
  • Clearly communicate and report performance at month end
  • Strong organisational skills. Utilise resources and existing technology to alleviate bottle-necks
  • Provide input and advice to all levels within Veolia
  • Experience with Workday financial systems.
  • Knowledge of Google applications is desirable.
  • A self-starter with a high degree of analytical rigour.
  • Resourceful with the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines. (Flexibility in working hours required)
  • Ability to interact with staff at all levels including senior management. 
     

 

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